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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Staff Attorney
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional litigation skills and 7+ years for the Senior Supervising Attorney, 5 years for the Senior Staff Attorney, and 2 years for the Staff Attorney of federal complex litigation or comparable legal experience;
Ideal candidates for Senior Supervising Attorney will also have 2+ years of experience managing a team and have demonstrated ability to develop, mentor, and retain high-performing and diverse teams of attorneys; A sincere commitment to social justice and a keen awareness of the relationship between impact litigation, policy advocacy, and social change; Initiative, vision, creativity, and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies with the absolute drive to succeed; A deep personal commitment to diversity and inclusion; proven success in engaging with diverse communities; lived experience that informs an authentic understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities and a sophisticated understanding of the historical nature of structural power differences with a lens into how that impacts social justice efforts today; Demonstrated knowledge of immigration law and current policies, trends, litigation strategies and tools being applied to combat unjust immigration policies across the country, or a personal demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of immigrant communities; Experience applying analytical skills to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue; Excellent communication skills, including research and writing, interpersonal and public communication skills, and an ability to translate vision and strategy into external messaging; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, keen judgment, the ability to facilitate challenging conversations and quickly read interpersonal dynamics, and the ability to work with people from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives and across projects; A positive attitude and successful experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment; excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; A natural intellectual curiosity and personal drive for self-reflection, improvement, and learning; Patience, a sense of humor, gravitas and a high tolerance for ambiguity; the ability to adapt quickly to change; an optimistic outlook, a natural orientation towards collaboration with the self- confidence to move forward in areas of uncertainty or where there is not necessarily agreement; The ability and willingness to travel regionally; Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other language skills relevant to the Southeast will be considered; and Admission to the Florida Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam is.
Send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing interest and qualifications, resume, and where learned of the position.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
1989 College Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30317